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Internship: Library Consultant

5.11.17 — Library Consultant Internship
OCLC, Leiden, Netherlands

You have a life. We like that about you.

At OCLC, we believe you’ll do the best work of your life when you’re living the best life possible. We work hard to build the technology that connects thousands of today’s libraries. But we also work hard to make a job at OCLC a meaningful part of a balanced life- not a substitute for one.

The Job Details are as follows:

This challenging internship with the largest co-operative for library services in the world is focused on expanding our services in the French market.

In our EMEA headoffice in Leiden, Netherlands we offer the right candidate in Information sciences the opportunity to learn and experience our commitment to service Libraries world wide. The team in Leiden is multi origin including French native speakers. The tasks consist of supporting the writing, editing, and producing proposals outlining OCLC’s solutions that are in response to Requests For Proposal (RFP), Requests For Information (RFI), and similar requests from OCLC users, prospective users and OCLC staff. will learn to understand the OCLC sales process, including positioning, pricing, packaging, and the strategies used for each service and type of library/group.

We are looking for a native French speaker with the following skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in information science, speciliazed in library, library automation, or and/or technical and business writing experience.
  • Document editing, proofing and formatting ability with a high attention to details.
  • Highly organized and be capable of performing well in deadline-intensive environment.
  • Good English language skills and other languages a plus.

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Job: Communications Officer

4.26.17 –  Communications Officer
IFLA Headquarters, The Hague, The Netherlands


The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Communications Officer to join a dynamic team and global project.

Over the next ten years, IFLA, will transform public libraries, the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. While the ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services – services helping more people gain literacy, find employment, improve their health, etc. – the effort will be aimed at specific changes in how libraries are led, assessed, and connected. IFLA has outlined a number of activities to initiate this transformation and a key to their success will be the ability to enhance communications and connections between IFLA, its organisational members and individual librarians around the world. The activities should contribute to strengthening IFLA brand. By enhancing impact of its communication actions, IFLA also seeks to widen its audience beyond library and information professionals, attracting international organisations, government, business and enterprise.

For more information on key areas of responsibilities, and how to apply, please visit  https://www.ifla.org/node/11326

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Job: Lower School Librarian

4.11.17 –  Lower School Librarian
Zurich International School, Switzerland

Sarah P’s comments: Another position in Switzerland with overall good reviews though it is noted that the cost of living is high.


The Zurich International School is an independent day school in the Greater Zurich Area. We offer a well rounded curriculum in English to approx. 1500
students from all over the world, aged 3 to 18 years.


Applicants must have at least 2-3 years of previous experience in a pertinent
subject area/discipline, preferably at an international school. Teaching
certification is required for all positions.

Applicants must furnish evidence of:

  • Teaching license including specialism
  • BA / BSC or equivalent university degree
  • Integration of technology into curriculum
  • Leads and organizes the work of other library
    staff and/or student volunteers;
  • develops and implements an effective plan for providing an information
    literacy program and a collection of resources which promotes the
    philosophy, goals, and objectives of the school, and meets curriculum
  • assists students in identifying, locating, and interpreting information
    required for research purposes
  • offers teachers assistance in using information resources and
    incorporating information literacy skills in the classroom curriculum
  • encourages independent reading by students by providing library
    materials appropriate to a variety of student interests, ability levels, and
    ethnic origins.

Please forward application online on:  www.zis.ch

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Job: Librarian/ Technology Integrationist

4.11.17 –  Librarian/ Technology Integrationist
International School of Lausanne, Switzerland

Sarah P’s comments:  An established school in a good location with good reviews.  Closing April 17th so if interested, apply soon.

From 1 August 2017

Qualifications and Qualities Desired

  • A recognized teaching qualification at graduate or post-graduate level
  • Ideally three years’ proven teaching success
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the educational philosophies of the International
  • Baccalaureate programmes and the ISL Mission and Aims
  • Ability to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons which stimulate and motivate students to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to cultural variance
  • Commitment to excellence in education
  • Adaptability, flexibility, dynamism and a sense of humour
  • Comfortable with high expectations of students, colleagues and a professional parent community
  • Excellent ICT skills and a knowledge of their effective use to support pedagogy
  • Commitment to self-reflection and CPD

Preference will be given to a candidate with work experience in an international environment.

For further details, please refer to the job description.

To apply please submit the following documents to Schrole:

  • a covering letter
  • a full CV/résumé with photograph
  • statement of educational philosophy
  • details of four professional referees

Closing date: Monday 17 April 2017

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interview.

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Job: Library Technician NF-03

4.7.17 –  Library Technician NF-03
US Army Installation Command, Stuttgart, Germany

Sarah P’s comments:  For US librarians here is a chance to get into military library work. I discuss US military work in Chapter 6 of my book, however in short, the positions are listed on USAJobs are either professional positions with overseas benefits, listed as APF (appropriated funds) or local positions, listed as NAP (non-appropriated funds) and which will also state “within local commuting area”.  This position is a NAP position. It is possible to apply for a NAP position and, if you are willing to work without the extra benefits, it is an option to consider as it might be a way to get your foot in the door.

Before applying you should create an account and a profile. Doing so will allow you to have relevant job notifications e-mailed to you as well as store your pre-created resume.  This is important if you are applying for one of the jobs with  a 4-7 day application window as this first step can take up to three days for approval and needs to be done before you are allowed to apply.  The closing date on this position is 4.12.17 so if you are interested you need to begin applying today!

Salary Range:  $29,218.00 to $33,392.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: NF-1411-03/03

Who May Apply:  US Citizens and Non-US Citizens of a NATO Country except Germany eligible for employment under US conditions within the commuting area of Stuttgart, Germany.


Make a positive difference in the life of Servicemembers, families, retirees and civilians in our community, join the Stuttgart Family and MWR Team. Setting the standards that make people & units say: “I’m glad I live here!”

One (1) RFT (required 40 hours per week) position and two (2) RPT positions (20-30 hours per week)

The salary for the RPT is based on a 40 hour regular full-time schedule. Pay will be based on actual hours worked and the hourly pay.

This position is located in STUTTGART, GERMANY at the Patch Barracks Library.

Tour of duty may include weekends and evening schedules.


Incumbent is responsible for or performs a wide variety of public service duties: circulation, reference/reader?s advisory, database searching, collection maintenance, programming, marketing, displays/publicity, interlibrary loans, reserves; and/or a wide variety of technical service duties: cataloging/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing/accounting for and de-acquisitioning of library materials, shelf inventories; and/or a wide variety of systems application and maintenance which may include standard office software, basic Integrated Library System and PC management. Performs selected administrative management duties to include ensuring internal controls are in place in public services and/or technical services. May manage a branch library or serve as a lead departmental library technician. Trains others in the performance of library technician duties.

Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.  See the following for more information: https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/search_fs/search_naf_output.asp?fcp=zutpk3eFRt2fkpzbzq9hm3OJU5mZlIuYkqVU

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is required within USAG Stuttgart Installations and at other Stuttgart Library facilities

Relocation Authorized

  • No


  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • A one year probationary period may be required


One year of work experience that equipped the applicant with practical knowledge of library or related information services, tools, and methods and procedures. Experience must have been gained at the next lower level.

Conditions of Employment
If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty. (Click here to view form).

1. A one-year probationary period may be required.
2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.
3. A completed and signed copy DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty.
4. Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position.

NOTE (1): No person, regardless of circumstance, will be approved to provide child care services and/or approved for hire in positions designated as having regular and recurring contact with children if the background check discloses that the individual has been convicted for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim or a felony drug offense.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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Job: Executive Director

3.29.17 –  Executive Director
LIBER, The Hague, Netherlands

Do you want to play a key role in setting the European research library agenda?

LIBER (the Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche/Association of European Research Libraries) represents over 400 member institutions and organisations from more than 40 countries and is the principal association of European research libraries.

LIBER has an exciting agenda for the future. Its current strategic goals are in the areas of scholarly communication, development of research infrastructures, support for research libraries in a rapidly changing environment, library management, and the development of an increasing range of services and facilities for the European researcher.

LIBER wishes to recruit a full-time Executive Director to drive forward its goals and future development. This challenging and rewarding role offers:

  • a unique opportunity to work with research libraries and European library organisations in forging closer co-operation at a pan-European level;
  • a position at the forefront of research library developments in Europe, with scope to influence and contribute to these developments;
  • extensive scope for project management in successfully delivering LIBER projects and activities;
  • active involvement in advancing co-operation with research library organisations in North America and other continents.
  • The post of Executive Director is based in The Hague, in the National Library of the Netherlands, one of Europe’s leading national libraries. The salary will be on Scale 12/13: minimum €4,219.00 to maximum €5,883.00 gross per month full-time, plus a vacation allowance of 8%, and a December allowance of 8.33%.

LIBER plans to fill the post of Executive Director from the latter part of August 2017. The closing date for applications is the end of Friday 21 April 2017. For more information, and to download an application form, please see: http://libereurope.eu/blog/2017/03/10/new-executive-director

LIBER’s 2017 Annual Conference will be held 5-7 July in Patras, Greece.See the website for more details. For more LIBER news, Follow@libereurope on Twitter or see our website.

Friedel Grant
Communications Officer, LIBER Europe

+31 (0)70 314 0121

Skype: friedel.liber

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Internship: United Nations and UNCITRAL

3.29.17-  Library Internships
The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library, Vienna, Austria

The deadline for applying has been extended to April 6, 2017.

The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library would like to invite students and recent graduates of Library and Information Science programs to submit an application through the UN Careers website (https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx).

The UNOV Library provides full library and information services to the staff of the United Nations units and Permanent Missions in Vienna.  The collection focuses on issues related to drugs and crime, outer space affairs, as well as translation and interpretation. We also house an extensive collection of UN official documents and publications. More information is available at: http://www.unvienna.org/unov/library.html

The UNCITRAL Law Library serves the Secretariat and delegates of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. It houses one of the largest multi-lingual trade law collections in Europe. More information is available at: http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/publications/library.html

For both libraries, intern duties include assisting with reference and client services, collections maintenance, cataloguing and digitization projects.  Interns are required to have an excellent command of written and spoken English.  Working knowledge of other UN languages would be considered an asset.  In addition, experience or course work related to reference, cataloguing and/or special libraries is desirable. For the UNCITRAL Law Library, experience with legal materials or course work in law would be considered an asset.

Please note that the United Nations does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for travel, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions. The minimum duration of an internship is 2 months.

Interested candidates can find the internship opportunity posted on the UN Careers website at:


Kind regards,
Giovanna Gossage
Chief Librarian, United Nations Library Vienna
Vienna International Centre


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